Paphiopedilum Slipper Orchid
The Paphiopedilum, often called the Venus slipper, grows in robust shoots with many leaves.
Colours: A very large variety of colours and shapes
Origin: The South East Asia, Indonesia and the Himalayas where they grow in shaded spots
Flowering period: The plant can flower several times a year. The American hybrids flower just once a year
Location: Light shade
Temperature: Grows best in temperatures from 15° to 20°C
Watering: Dunk the plant in water once a week and let it drain properly
Feeding: Feed once a fortnight
Encouraging your Paphiopedilum orchid to re-flower:
The flower stalk can be completely cut away after blooming. This shoot will not produce another flower stalk. The plant forms a new shoot from which a new bud will grow once the shoot is high enough. The bud always appears in the heart of the shoot.
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